Jeppesen To Conduct
Pilot And Cabin Crew Fatigue Study
By Steve Hall
February 16, 2012 - Jeppesen will conduct an industry
wide survey this spring to collect pilot and cabin crew
fatigue data. The study will collaborate with sleep and
performance scientists, using the Jeppesen CrewAlert
iPhone application to collect data directly from airline
crew members. The study will advance understanding on
how crew fatigue issues develop in an operational
The Fatigue Data Collection 2012 (FDC2012) study will be
used to improve and evaluate scientific fatigue models
such as the Boeing Alertness Model (BAM). Last November,
Jeppesen conducted a similar fatigue data collection
among volunteering pilots worldwide logging their
sleep/wake patterns and collecting assessments of
fatigue levels. That study was conducted to fine-tune
the concept of ?crowd sourcing? as a viable complement
to more traditional fatigue data collections.
?We are very excited about our participation in the
FDC2012 study and the value these kinds of studies may
bring to advance scientific knowledge on fatigue and air
crew scheduling principles,? said Professor Torbj?rn
?kerstedt, Stress Research Institute at Stockholm
University and Karolinska Institutet.
?Jeppesen has developed a unique set of tools
that we anticipate will make a big difference in
understanding and managing airline crew fatigue.?
coincide with the FDC2012 study, a scaled-down version of the
Jeppesen CrewAlert application, CrewAlert Lite, is now available
on iTunes App Store worldwide at no charge. CrewAlert Lite will
simplify capturing schedule information, sleep and wake periods
and fatigue assessments during the FDC2012 study. The
application also enables crew to predict fatigue risk, using the
Boeing Alertness Model.
is leading the way in addressing this important field of flight
safety,? said Tim Huegel, director, Jeppesen Aviation Portfolio
Management. ?FDC2012 will allow crew to provide direct feedback
on their actual experiences, enabling us to improve our
solutions even further in collaboration with our scientific
partners and our global airline customers.?
The two-week FDC2012 study is scheduled in April. Individual crew members, pilots and cabin, in possession of an iOS device (iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad) are welcome to register at their site. Jeppesen will make accommodations for airline operators to access collected anonymized data originating from their crew participating in the collection, at no charge.
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